Department of Psychology and the College
From the perspectives of social cognition and social neuroscience, Jasmin Cloutier performs research to better understand the processes involved in person perception, including the role of facial cues when we form impressions of others based on the social groups to which they belong.
His research is also directed at discovering how the brain supports person perception and person understanding. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Cloutier has studied brain regions responsive to various facial dimensions, including investigations to identify brain regions preferentially responsive to attractive faces and brain regions responsive to faces for which personal knowledge is available.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Cloutier was a postdoctoral associate at Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008–10). He received his PhD in psychology and brain sciences at Dartmouth College in 2008.
Cloutier joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.